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The World Wildlife Fund Turns Instagram Wanderlust Into Environmental Awareness

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Influencer marketing has become a hot trend in social media. And with more than 800 million active users on Instagram, influencers can truly amplify a message and deliver real results for brands, especially amongst social media savvy Gen Z and Millennial audiences. Leveraging the popular platform, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched a simple, eye-opening campaign to showcase the effects of environmental destruction. 

How Can We Deliver a Sustainable Chemical Industry?

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'Sustainability’ and ‘climate-friendly’ might not be the first thing we think of when imagining a chemical company. Has Japanese giant Sumitomo Chemical succeeded in driving sustainability in their industry? And how are they encouraging staff to engage in blue-sky thinking in this area? We sit down with Yoshihisa Takasaki, Manager at Sumitomo Chemical’s Responsible Care Department and Ms. Kathleen Buyle, CSR Manager at Sumitomo Chemical Europe to discuss this and more.

A Global Events App for Cause

iCause will revolutionize how to find events and engage with non-profits
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February 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - This week iCause will revolutionize how to find events and engage with non-profits. You can log in now at https://events.icause.com and explore events anywhere in the world.

The Character of Our Technology

New technology brings the promise of immense social welfare through previously unimagined connectivity, but to deliver, the tech industry must learn from Wall Street's mistakes.
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“We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly, founder of WIRED, in a recent interview with Krista Tippett. 

Twitter Chat Announcement: “Non-Communicable Diseases: Co-Creating Solutions for Prevention and Treatment” with PSI, Intra Health International, and the Novartis Foundation Next Wed at 10, ET

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - What do cervical cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension have in common? They are three diseases that are largely preventable, easily screened for/diagnosed, and highly treatable with known therapies. Addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as these, is a problem we can solve if we work together.

Finding Their Voice: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Civic Engagement in Afghanistan

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Stephanie Cálves, an associate in the Democracy and Governance sector with Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the use of social media to increase citizen engagement and participation in governance in Afghanistan. Across all of its international development projects, Tetra Tech works to ensure that projects are implementing technology that is fit-for-purpose, demand-driven, and builds local capacity. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Strengthening local government, increasing accountability, and improving service delivery by helping citizens engage with their representatives
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Stephanie Cálves, an associate in the Democracy and Governance sector with Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the use of social media to increase citizen engagement and participation in governance in Afghanistan. Across all of its international development projects, Tetra Tech works to ensure that projects are implementing technology that is fit-for-purpose, demand-driven, and builds local capacity. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Social Media Isn’t All Broken

By: Joseph Cuticelli
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This week on the news, I saw Congress grill social media executives. I heard about the spread of fake news and the negative things that social media has wrought. There was lots of focus on young people and how they use these forums – I even heard one report when an expert being interviewed mentioned that he was an undergraduate.

I won’t disagree that there are negatives about social media, but I do want to point out a different perspective that comes from my work.

Gen Z Sees Social Media Activity As More Effective Than Community Involvement According to New Research by Cone Communications

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More than half (58%) feel that supporting social or environmental issues online is more effective at making a difference than doing something out in their communities

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More than half (58%) feel that supporting social or environmental issues online is more effective at making a difference than doing something out in their communities

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